Welfare Set-aside Funds
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Welfare Set-aside funds, currently administered by city and county social services agencies, provide emergency assistance to persons at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless. The type of assistance depends on the county and might include payments of utilities, security deposits, back rent, or other aid the jurisdiction feels is necessary. In all counties, assistance is one-time and emergency only. In FY12, approximately 3,041 individuals or families were served.
The Housing Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry sets aside 15% of its yearly allocation from the state housing trust fund (called the Account for Low Income Housing) for this emergency housing assistance. The amount allocated in FY12 for emergency assistance totaled $600,000. In FY13, $600,000 was allocated. In FY14, $450,000 was allocated. In FY15, $525,000 was allocated.